The White House described questions about President Donald Trump's slurred speech as "ridiculous" today, but committed to releasing the results of a physical examination early in the new year.
The release on Trump's health status will be the first the public has seen.
Naturally, late night comedy show hosts had a field with Trump's apparent flubbing of several words during the speech.
But theories were rampant on social media that the president had suffered some type of mini stroke or other medical episode after it sounded like he ended his speech on Wednesday with "and God bless the United Shtesh".
The White House said the president's throat was merely dry when he seemed to slur his words during a Wednesday address. "The president does remain committed to achieving a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians", the White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters.More news: Michael Flynn Promised Ex-Partner That Russia Sanctions Would Be 'Ripped Up'
But that only fueled additional conversation about the subject.
It's hardly outrageous to think some will have questions about Trump's health given the circumstances. Trump, 71, is the oldest USA president at this point in his tenure.
Sanders called speculation that something was awry with the president's health "ridiculous" and said that "the President's throat was dry, nothing more than that".
The health concerns were so prevalent that the White House announced that Trump will be undergoing a physical exam at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C.at the beginning of the year.